Dr. Leana Wen

emergency physician, public health leader, patient advocate

Invited Presentations


Wen LS. Why Doctors Don’t Listen. European Listening and Healthcare Conference (October 2014; Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

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Keynote: Listening=Life. European Listening and Healthcare Conference (October 2014; Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

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Improving Communication to Improve Patient Safety. American College of Emergency Physicians (October 2014; Chicago, IL)

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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Overtreatment. Einstein Medical Center (October 2014; Philadelphia, PA)

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Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds: Health Policy, Media, and You. Einstein Medical Center (October 2014; Philadelphia, PA)

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The Power of the Patient Narrative. 12th Annual UC Davis Premedical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference (October 2014; Davis, CA)

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Leadership in Medicine. 12th Annual UC Davis Premedical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference (October 2014; Davis, CA)

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Keynote: Facing Fear. 12th Annual UC Davis Premedical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference (October 2014; Davis, CA)

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Keynote: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Centra Health (October 2014; Lynchburg, VA)

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Overtreatment. Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University (October 2014; Washington, DC)

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Fighting the World’s Fight. Rhodes Scholars Bon Voyage Seminar (September 2014; Washington, DC)

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Women in Medicine. American Medical Women’s Association (September 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. The Media and You. Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University (September 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. Preventing Misdiagnoses. Health Innovation Summit (September 2014; Minneapolis, MN)

Wen LS. The Cost Conundrum. Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University (September 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care. George Washington University Hospital (September 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. Don’t You Dare Talk About That. TEDMED (September 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. TEDMED Preview. Edelman (August 2014; New York City, NY)

Wen LS. Becoming Better Advocates for Your Health. Best Doctors Educational Series (July 2014; Boston, MA)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Rotary Club of Montgomery Village (July 2014; Gaithersburg, MD)

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Book Launch. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Politics & Prose (July 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Metro-Bethesda Rotary (July 2014; Bethesda, MD)

Wen LS. TEDxTalks. National Stuttering Association (July 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. Facing Fear in High-Intensity, High-Stress Situations. National Stuttering Association (July 2014; Washington, DC)

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Overcoming Fear and Shame. National Stuttering Association (July 2014; Washington, DC)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Rotary Club of Capitol Hill (June 2014; Washington, DC)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Rotary Club of Federal Hill (May 2014; Washington, DC)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Club (May 2014; Potomac, MD)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club (May 2014; Bethesda, MD)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. North Bethesda Rotary Club (May 2014; Bethesda, MD)

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Healthcare System Reform. Best Doctors Health Innovations Conference (April 2014; Calgary, Canada)

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Challenges in Global Health Innovation. Global Health & Innovation Summit (April 2014; New Haven, CT)

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How to Restore Trust and Social Responsibility in Medicine. Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 2014; New Haven, CT)

Wen LS. Accountable Care Act & Impact on Physicians. Arlington Medical Society (March 2014; Arlington, VA)

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Patient-Centered Care. George Washington University (March 2014; Washington DC)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (March 2014; Lansing, MI)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Virginia Festival of the Book (March 2014; Charlottesville, VA)

Wen LS. Professionalism & The Medical Trainee. George Washington University (March 2014; Washington DC)

Wen LS. Conflicts of Interest in Medical Care. National Institutes of Health Department of Bioethics (March 2014; Washington DC)

Wen LS. The Cost Conundrum. Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (March 2014; Washington DC)

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Transparency in Health Care. Leapfrog Group (March 2014; Washington DC)

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Medical Faculty Associates (February 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. Leadership and Activism. Hunter College Honors Program (February 2014; New York City, NY)

Wen LS. Why Should Physicians Engage? Medicine X (February 2014; Stanford, CA)

Wen LS. Turning Fear Inside Out. TEDxFoggyBottom (February 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. Health Care Policy. Econometrica (February 2014; Bethesda, MD)

Wen LS. The Importance of Sharing Your Health Story. CareSync (January 2014; Washington, DC)

Wen LS. What Can the U.S. Learn From China’s Health Care Reforms? TEDxUniversity of Nevada Reno (January 2014; Reno, NV).

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Why Doctors Don’t Listen, and What You Can Do About It. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (December 2013; Orlando, FL).

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From Avoidable Care to Right Care. Lown Institute Conference (December 2013; Boston, MA).

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. Canton Public Library (December 2013; Canton, MA).

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Living--Smart, Well, Now. TEDxCortland (November 2013; Cortland, NY).

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National Book Discussion Webinar. American Medical Student Association (November 2013; Reston, VA).

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Keynote: Carondelet Healthcare System Annual Meeting (October 2013; Tucson, AZ).

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Keynote: Health Innovations Conference. Best Doctors (October 2013; Toronto, CA).

Wen LS. Grand Rounds. Inova Fairax Hospital (October 2013; Fairfax, VA).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Pohick Regional Library (October 2013; Burke, VA).

Wen LS. Healthcare Innovations. National Physicians Alliance Annual Conference (October 2013; Washington, D.C.)

Wen LS. Leadership in Medicine. 11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference (October 2013; Davis).

Wen LS. Keynote: Turning Fear Inside Out. 11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference (October 2013; Davis).

Wen LS. The Power of the Patient Narrative. 11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference (October 2013; Davis).

Wen LS. The Empowered Patient and Caregiver. Colon Cancer Alliance National Conference (October 2013; Miami).

Wen LS. Innovations in Community Outreach. Colon Cancer Alliance National Conference (October 2013; Miami).

Wen LS. Overtreated. George Washington University Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (October 2013; Washington, D.C.)

Wen LS. Advocacy Day. American Academy of Emergency Medicine (October 2013; Washington, D.C.)

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The Power of the Patient Narrative. Medicine X Conference: Intersection of Medicine and Technology (September 2013; Stanford).

Wen LS. Why Doctors Don’t Listen, and What You Can Do About It. Keynote at Texas Alliance for Patient Services 2013 Conference (September 2013; San Antonio).

Wen LS. The Cost Conundrum. George Washington University Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (September 2013; Washington, D.C.).

Wen LS. The Future of Medicine. Rhodes Scholars 110th Anniversary Reunion (September 2013; Oxford).

Wen LS. The Prevalence of Diagnosis at Emergency Department Discharge. Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference (September 2013; Dartmouth).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Washington University Alumni Event (September 2013; Boston).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Parker Public Library (June 2013; Dracut).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Rockport Public Library (June 2013; Rockport).

Wen LS. Why Doctors Don’t Listen—and What You Can Do About It. Yale Club (June 2013; New York City).

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. The Book Shack (June 2013; Kingston).

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Advocating for Better Care. Belmont Center on Aging (May 2013; Belmont).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests (May 2013; Belmont).

Wen LS. Grand Rounds: How to Listen. Lawrence Memorial Hospital (May 2013; Medford).

Wen LS. Keynote Speaker: Conference on Healthcare Consumer Empowerment (May 2013; Boston).

Wen LS. Keynote Speaker: First Annual Healthcare Innovation Summit. Best Doctors (May 2013; Saratoga).

Wen LS. The Art of the Patient Narrative: Using Narrative to Enhance Diagnosis and Transform Policy. Global Health and Innovations Conference (April 2013; New Haven).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center at Mass General Hospital (April 2013; Boston).

Wen LS. Why Don't Doctors Listen, and What You Can Do About It. Annual Conference of the Consumer for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (April 2013; St. Louis).
Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. St. Louis Public Library (April 2013; St. Louis).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Sandwich Public Library (March 2013; Sandwich).

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5 Tips for Improving Doctor-Patient Communication (March 2013; Boston).

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The Art of the Patient Narrative: Using Narrative to Enhance Diagnosis and Transform Policy. American Medical Student Association National Convention (March 2013; Washington DC).

Wen LS. Shared Decision-Making Along the Continuum of Care. Panel with the American Association for Health Journalism Conference (March 2013; Boston).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don't Listen. Tewksbury Public Library (March 2013; Tewksbury).

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Beyond Professional Journals: Writing for the Mainstream. Tucson Festival of Books (March 2013; Tucson).

Wen LS. The Physicians’ Files: When Doctors are Writers. Tucson Festival of Books (March 2013; Tucson).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. University of Arizona (March 2013; Tucson).

Wen LS. The Power of Listening: 5 Lessons For Aspiring Physicians. California State University, Northridge (March 2013; Northridge).

Wen LS. The Power of Listening: 5 Lessons For Aspiring Physicians. California State University, Los Angeles (March 2013; Los Angeles).

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care: A Surprising Solution to Today’s Healthcare Crisis. Emperor’s College (March 2013; Santa Monica).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Laguna Beach Books (March 2013; Laguna Beach).

Wen LS. Top 10 Problems Facing Health Care Today. Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (March 2013; Los Angeles).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Vroman’s Bookstore. (March 2013; Pasadena).

Wen LS. When Doctors Don’t Listen. Harvard Bookstore (February 2013; Cambridge).

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When Doctors Don’t Listen. The Book Shop (February 2013; Somerville).

Wen LS. International Emergency Medicine. American Academy of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly (February 2013; Las Vegas).

Wen LS. Finding Your Niche. American Academy of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly (February 2013; Las Vegas).

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A Young Physician’s Perspective on Global Health and Advocacy. Stanford University (February 2013; Stanford).

Wen LS. The Art of the Patient Narrative: Using Narrative to Enhance Diagnosis and Transform Policy. FACE AIDS Conference (February 2013; Stanford).

Wen LS. Top 10 Problems Facing Health Care Today. UC Davis School of Medicine (February 2013; Sacramento).

Wen LS. Emerging Issues in Health Policy: A Case-Based Discussion. UC Davis (February 2013; Davis).

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care: A Surprising Solution to Today’s Healthcare Crisis. UC Berkeley (February 2013; Berkeley).

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care: A Surprising Solution to Today’s Healthcare Crisis. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (February 2013; Cincinnati).

Wen LS. How to be an Empowered Patient and Advocate for Better Healthcare. Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (February 2013; Cincinnati).

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care: A Surprising Solution to Today’s Healthcare Crisis. Washington University School of Medicine (January 2013; St. Louis).

Wen LS. How to be an Empowered Patient and Advocate for Better Healthcare. St. Charles Public Library (January 2013; St. Charles).

Wen LS. A Young Physician’s Approach to Global Health and Advocacy. Albert Einstein College of Medicine (January 2013; Bronx).

Wen LS. Meaningful Patient Empowerment in the Era of Healthcare Reform. New America Foundation (January 2013; NYC).

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care: A Surprising Solution to Today’s Healthcare Crisis. Harvard Medical School (January 2013; Boston).

Wen LS. How to be an Empowered Patient and Advocate for Better Healthcare. Weymouth Public Library (January 2013; Boston).

Wen LS. The Accountable Care Act and the Importance of Patient Advocacy. Rotary Club of Boston (November 2012; Boston).

Wen LS. How to Prevent Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests: a Patient’s Guide. HealthWatch USA Annual Conference. (November 2012; Lexington, KY).

Wen LS. Patient-Centered Care: A Surprising Solution to Today’s Healthcare Crisis. University of Kentucky College of Medicine (November 2012; Lexington KY).

Wen LS. “My Body Is…!” Feeling Empowered to Own and Take Care of Your Body. Asian American Women in Leadership Conference (November 2012; Boston).

Wen LS. Self-Advocacy for the Healthcare Consumer. Rotary Club of Belmont (October 2012; Belmont).

Wen LS. A Patient’s Guide to Self-Advocacy and Empowerment. Rotary Club of Everett (October 2012; Everett).

Wen LS. Using Social Media to Get Connected. Oral presentation to Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. (October 2012; Denver, CO).

Wen LS. The Future of Health Professional Education. Transforming Medical Education Conference. (September 2012; Beijing; Shanghai).

Wen LS. International Medical Education and Importance of Advocacy. Universidad Iberoamericana. (May 2012; Dominican Republic).

Wen LS. On Activism. Invited keynote presentation to Facing History (May 2011; Boston).

Wen LS. A Young Girl with Fever and Seizure. Oral presentation at the CPC Competition finals, ACEP (Oct 2010; Las Vegas).

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A Man with Flushing and Hypotension. Oral presentation at the CPC Competition semi-finals, SAEM (April 2010; Phoenix).

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Honors Convocation Keynote Address. California State University, Los Angeles (April 2010; Los Angeles).

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Case Studies of Innovations in Medical Education. Oral presentation for the Commission on 21st Century Leadership in Medical Education (January 2010; Boston).

Wen LS, Hsu E. Lessons from China’s Barefoot Doctors. Oral presentation for the Oxford China-Africa Network (June 2009; Oxford UK).

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Offer A. Global Public-Private Partnership for Health. Oral presentation at UK Economic History Forum (June 2008; London UK).

McCoy C, Wen LS. Improving Medical Education. Oral presentation at the Institute of Medicine Hearings. (May 2006; Washington, D.C.)

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. Proposal for Access to Care and Eliminating Health Disparities. Oral presentation for the 109th Congress, Congressional Panel on Eliminating Health Disparities. (May 2006; Washington D.C.)

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. International Public Health and Policy. Oral presentation at the European Medical Students Association Conference. (April 2006; Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

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The Medical Student Disaster Relief Program. Oral presentation at the European Medical Education Conference. (April 2006; Antwerp, Belgium).

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. Medical Student Activism. Oral presentation at the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations Conference (Feb 2006; Santiago, Chile).

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, Mautner D. Medical Students and Global Health Activism. Oral presentation at the Global Health Council Annual Conference. (May 2005; Washington, DC).

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The Crisis of Medical Student Debt. Oral presentation at AMSA/AAMC/ACP Conference. (Sept 2005; Washington, DC.)